Brief thoughts on Eternals, The French Dispatch, Last Night in Soho, The Harder They Fall, Nine Days, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, and more.Continue reading David’s Watch Diary: November 2021, Part One
Edgar Wright’s first film in four years is rollicking stunt car extravaganza.
In the worst feature we’ll ever write, FOTS writers target classic films to be dashed against the rocks of cold-blooded criticism. Each of us apologizes for the poor taste of the others.
The FOTS team comes back together to share their favorite works from first-time directors.
Pitched as THE BIG CHILL meets BODY SNATCHERS, the triumphant conclusion of Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy” is brilliantly conceived and surprisingly poignant.
Edgar Wright is one of the most dynamic and inventive young directors on the planet today. He cut his teeth on the English sitcom Spaced, which was co-written by the show’s leads, Simon Pegg & Jessica Hynes. It featured a dazzling array of visual quirks, including whip pans, frantic montages, meta dream sequences, and constant nods to tentpoles of nerd culture. The hilarious “male telepathy” scene from Season 2 lays a foundation for what Wright would attempt in his feature film career, culminating in this under-appreciated gem of a film.